FIRST ILA STARTUP DAY
it has been held biannually in Berlin/Brandenburg. In 2012 the Berlin ExpoCenter Airport was inaugurated. This is where, 25 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the ILA will be taking place from June 1 to 4, 2016. The ILA is co-organised by the German Aerospace Industries Association (BDLI) and Messe Berlin GmbH. For the first time ILA includes a Startup Day that will give founders of new companies the chance to network with key aerospace industry players. More than 140 startups have applied to take part. These will be represented with their products in the ILA Startup Area in Hall 6 and cover every area of the industry, including unmanned flight, the Internet of things, social network platforms as well as new business ideas. The Aerospace Accelerator Airbus Bizlab will be offering visitors a look at its activities and will be represented with startups such as Teraki and Synergeticon, for example. Other startups, including ArtiMinds Robotics, eightyLEO, M2MGO and many others, promise B2B solutions capable of promoting disruptive trends. impressive displays of innovative products on the ground and in the air, including the Bluecopter, which represents a new technology platform. The conference on June 3, will be devoted to new types of eco-efficient technology in helicopter construction and flight operations and areas of civilian and military use. For the first time, lectures and discussions will address the latest helicopter-related topics at the HeliLounge, which will provide an outstanding platform for dialogue and information.”
Leading helicopter manufacturers at the show are Airbus Helicopters, Bell Helicopter Textron Inc., Boeing and Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation. One of the technology highlights at ILA will be the presentation of the Bluecopter by Airbus Helicopters. With its combination of innovative, eco-efficient technology and a new helicopter design, the Bluecopter paves the way for a lower-noise and more fuel-efficient helicopter generation of the future.
The US Air Force and Royal Air Force will be exhibiting a CH-47 Chinook and AH-64 Apache respectively in Berlin. The Boeing CH-47 Chinook is a tandem-rotor, heavy-lift helicopter. It is used mainly as a troop, vehicle, armament and equipment carrier. The AH-64 Apache is a twin-engined attack helicopter, designed by Hughes Aircraft (USA) and currently manufactured by Boeing. In Hall 2 on Stand 232 Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. (USA) will be exhibiting a mock-up of its latest single-engined Bell 505 JRX (Jet Ranger X).